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Questioning the Military Necessity of Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japanese Cities

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog3 hours ago

Americans often have defended the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as regrettable but necessary for ending World War II. The actual record tells us a much different story.

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Raise the Social Security Age to (At Least) 75

Blog01/26/2023

In 1940, nearly half of the male workforce died before reaching age 65. Those who survived might collect benefits for 13 years. In 2022, workers live longer and collect more benefits. It's unsustainable. 

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Yuri Maltsev, RIP

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/26/2023

Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.

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Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Bureaucracy and RegulationStrategy

Blog01/26/2023

Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines.

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The State Uses Trauma as a Weapon against Innocent People

The Police State

Blog01/26/2023

In its unending quest for power, the state has no problem traumatizing the innocent.

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Yes, the Minimum Wage Harms the Economy

Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog01/25/2023

The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.

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European Shadow Unemployment Is a Real Problem

Money and Banks

Blog01/25/2023

There is an undeniable negative trend in European employment and wages that is a direct consequence of constantly increasing intervention in the economy.

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Mastering the Future: The Megalomaniacal Ambitions of the WEF

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismProgressivismSocialismStrategyU.S. EconomyWorld History

Blog01/24/2023

The leaders of the World Economic Forum have a wonderful future planned for all of us. They just don't plan to share in our misery.

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